Toward the end of 2014, Night Beds took a turn and changed up their musical style. Their last album was kind of sleepy folk music-country ballads, almost. They released the single “Me Liquor & God” and it was like a completely different band. Now the sound is full of synths and beats, nothing like before. They’ve put out another single, “Tide Teeth,” that makes it clear this is the kind of music they’re making now.
It almost sounds like Winston Yellen wrote some songs for Yeasayer and decided to just play them himself instead. It’s like americana taking a step into the 21st century for the first time and exploring all the possibilities. It’s not a perfect song by any means, but it does get me interested in what the full album is going to sound like.